Apparently, yesterday Ace Attorney fandom was celebrating “Diego Day” aka “Punch Dahlia In the Face Day” (their words, not mine) because she canonically poisoned him on August 27th. Shows how little I care about Diego, I hadn’t remembered that date at all. XD
I can’t help but feel more sympathetic for Dahlia. Diego is always glamorized as a gentleman despite being insufferably condescending to women. But Dahlia is really harshly judged by most AA fans, because she was the enemy of their favorite characters. People commonly overlook the childhood abuse she suffered which shaped her into who she became. Her history was a complex and tragic.
This is for Dahlia, who is so often mischaracterized as a shallow, maniacal murder. For Dahlia, who was unabashedly cruel to a world that treated her cruelly.